Jasmine Sandhu admitted that the pressure got to her in the early going.
A head ball from Maddy Cuculich led to the deciding goal in the Manteca FC Newcastle's run to the Placer United Prestige Cup championship in the under-12 girls "Super" division.
Manteca High's freshman football team is one win away from perfection.
The three high school sophomore football teams in town will have some say in who will be crowned champion of the Valley Oak League later this week.
OAKDALE - The game did not live up to the hype.
Ashley Duenas had never competed in a doubles match over her four-year varsity career at East Union.
Ryan Torres' best competition came from his teammates in Thursday's Trans-Valley League Cross Country Finals at Tuolumne River Regional Park in Modesto.
The Ripon High boys soccer team's impressive second-half run through the Trans-Valley League ended with a 5-2 victory over Orestimba Thursday at Ripon Elementary.
How about this juicy matchup to kick off the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV football playoffs?
Manteca High prevented East Union from snapping out of a near two-decade long drought of Valley Oak League boys soccer championships on the final game of the regular-season last year.
"Somebody's 'O' has got to go."
Minutes before leaving campus for the Valley Oak League Championships Wednesday, Manteca High cross country coach Rick Cuevas had his runners follow him into Winter Gymnasium for a quick history lesson.
RIPON - It didn't take long for the Ripon High boys soccer team to get Trans-Valley League-leading Riverbank's attention Tuesday at Ripon Elementary.
Expectations are so high for East Union High's girls golf team that its 469 score that was plenty good enough to win the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV Tournament at Lockeford Springs Golf Course Monday wasn't good enough for co-head coach Dennis Wells.
Eddie Lopez of the Manteca Cowboys called Saturday's 44-0 shutout of the Weston Ranch Ravens at Guss Schmiedt Field "as close to a perfect game I have ever coached."
SACRAMENTO - Hunter Johnson and Daniel Wyatt weren't at full strength to begin with.
SACRAMENTO - It was at this gym two years ago that Weston Ranch missed an opportunity to face Valley Oak League nemesis Sierra for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III championship.
Sierra already proved to be the best in the Valley Oak League for a fourth straight season.
The Manteca High girls soccer team cruised to its second win in as many days on Saturday, as five different players scored a goal in its 6-0 rout of visiting Chavez.
Rio Americano is a guard-oriented team that uses deadeye shooting, overall speed and unselfishness to overcome its deficiencies in the post.
It took less than an hour for Manteca to get its first official match out of the way Friday.
Help wanted: East Union seeking suitable training partners for blossoming 220-pound wrestler.
PATTERSON - Patterson head coach Elizabeth Tolleson burned two timeouts in the first three-plus minutes of the fourth quarter to give her overtaxed players a breather.
CERES - Young, yes, but these Cougars from Weston Ranch are far from inexperienced.
STOCKTON - Rosemont stifled Weston Ranch's guards early and fully controlled the tempo in Tuesday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division III opener.
Inconsistency on offense has plagued Ripon all season, and the 14th-seeded Indians battled through the shooting yips once again in their Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV opener at No. 3 West Campus.
Ripon Christian's first-round opponent?
Weston Ranch hadn't lost back-to-back games all season until it dropped its final two in the Valley Oak League.
George Contente looked at West Campus and Colfax as potential opponents first round opponents for his Ripon High girls basketball team.
Daniel Ruiz made five straight free throws in the final minute, 30 seconds, helping host Golden West edge previously-undefeated Sequoia 48-47 in Tuesday's thrilling Manteca Unified Student Trust small-school boys basketball championship game.